Halwai September 27, 2020


• 250 g – gram flour
• 250 g – Sugar
• a pinch of baking powder
• a few drops of Orange red food colouring
• 1 tbsp Cardamom seeds
• 50 g – dried and diced Cashewnuts
• 4 tbsps – Milk
• 25 g – each of Sugar candy and Raisins
• 4 Cloves
• 1 tbsp – Rice flour
• 1/4 tsp – ground Nutmeg


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, milk and colour.
  2. Add enough water to form a thick batter.
  3. Coarsely pound cloves and sugar candy.
  4. Blend together the sugar and 1 cup water and form a syrup of one-thread consistency.
  5. Remove from fire but keep it warm.
  6. Beat the batter till it turns very smooth and free from all lumps.
  7. Heat enough ghee for deep frying. Lower heat, then take a sieve, hold it over the smoking ghee and rub a little batter at a time through the sieve.
  8. Tap the sieve on the inside edges of the pan to make the mixture fall through the holes into the ghee.
  9. Fry the boondi to a golden colour.
  10. Drain thoroughly and put into syrup.
  11. When all the mixture is used up and the boondi is in the syrup, put in the rest of the above ingredients.
  12. Mix thoroughly. If the mixture is a little dry sprinkle a little hot milk over it.
  13. Put 2 tbsps. of hot melted ghee over the mixture and mix again thoroughly.
  14. Grease your hands and shape the mixture into round balls.Set aside to turn hard, then store in an airtight tin.